Twenty-Five Years of Australian Geographic Photography

by |October 13, 2010

A quarter of a century ago, the Australian Geographic journal began documenting an Australia only thrown a passing glance by other media: a land of red dirt, big skies and faces etched with experience of this sometimes harsh and unforgiving land.

Founder Dick Smith’s love for the Aussie bush manifested itself in a not-for-profit Society committed to exploration, conservation and adventure, and a quarterly journal dedicated to presenting a positive view of Australia.

From the first issue that appeared in December 1985, Australian Geographic has engaged the finest photographers to illustrate the words of our best writers. They have crisscrossed the country, with the occasional foray beyond these shores, to document our land, its geography, geology, history, industry, agriculture, wildlife and most powerfully, it people.

This book is a celebration of those journeys – a pictorial showcase of the stories that have engaged, informed and entertained for 25 years.

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection.

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